About my EP"Universal Rhythm Venture" is the independently released debut EP from Rapper/ Vocalist Urvah Khan. Produced by Toronto Rock team "the Central Nervous System", Khan smashes down East/ West barriers with aggressive honest lyrics, heavy drums, guitars, and an Eastern fusion of sounds that belie her Pakistani Canadian upbringing. Listen for "I JUS WANNA" & "WAR DRUM" during ESPN’s "Sports Center LA" & coverage of the 2012 Winter X Games. As well, "WAR DRUM" & "POP POP POP" as featured on BBC Asian Network, UK. The faint of heart beware, the arrival of this "scrappy brown girl" will leave no stone unturned!
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About me"SCRAP" says Vocalist Urvah Khan, when asked her about her sound. "Rock is dead, we built this from the scraps". In this way Khan is very much the product of her time. Seems natural for a Pakistani Canadian, having been exposed to Eastern and Western culture during her formative years.
Khan's family's journey landed her in Surrey B.C. then Toronto, (via Abu Dhabi.). "My mother was a journalist back in Pakistan, and I drew my love for words mostly from her... the transition to Rap and Hip Hop was easy, Rock however, took a real leap of faith!"
Running away from home as a Toronto teen didn't hurt her lyric work either. Eventually even leading her to convert from Islam to Christianity, something not to be taken lightly. "She had quite a trove of experiences from which to draw upon..." says Producer / Guitarist Ruben Huizenga."A real aggressive edge that lends itself easily to Rock." Khan met her band consisting of Huizenga and Kenneth Griffin (the Central Nervous System) in 2009 at Huizenga's Toronto studio, where she was searching for her sound working with various electronic music producers.
Lightning struck when on a lark, Huizenga agreed to work on one track with her... (Later to be called "Nu Luv Sequence.") This was the dawn of a new direction for Khan, live instruments, Western & Eastern flavours and boundless energy resulting two loud proud releases. ("Universal Rhythm Venture"  and "Entr'acte" )
Khan's early work bore some impressive fruit. You may have heard "I JUS WANNA" & "WAR DRUM" during ESPN’s Sports Center LA & coverage of the 2012 Winter X Games, or her as a BBC introducing artist singing "WAR DRUM" & "POP POP POP." Maybe you heard "Playground (I am free)", "Aieyoo" or "16 Year Old" on BBC Asian Network & BBC Friction Podcast. If not, you may have caught one of her energetic performances in the London, Oxford, Los Angeles or Toronto in 2012... not bad for just a scrappy little brown girl. What does the future hold?
2013 bears witness Urvah's third powerhouse release; "The Wrath of Urvah Khan". Here, Khan digs deep into what makes her defiant heart tick. She leaves listeners pumping fists one minute, singing along the next, defying classification, and demonstrating a depth of perspective beyond her years. Producers "the Central Nervous System" once again arm Khan with sounds both Eastern and Western, powerful and subtle, angry and vulnerable.
With "Wrath", Urvah Khan has undoubtedly arrived!